Farmer Writes: What on Earth is going on?
William Considine
As the initial shock of the Brexit vote hits our farms and we turn to wondering about what the future has in store, William Considine finds a little history can help build some perspective.
22 May 2016 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: keeping green, white and gold on the farm
From removing hedgerows in his youth to becoming more aware of shelter and biodiversity needs and struggling with GLAS requirements, William Considine offers a history of hedges on his Wexford farm.
11 May 2016 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: let the grazing games begin
Amazed at how quickly this time of year comes around, this week William Considine talks about grass growth in the fields, and the game of grazing.
Farmer writes: the power of cow dung
Being raised in a cow shed, and around cattle all my life, I thought I knew all about cow dung. Then a few weeks back a few things started to happen that have caused me to review old certainties.
9 November 2015 News
Farmer writes: A brief history of nitrogen
William Considine reviews the history of nitrogen fertiliser and sings the praises of clover.
23 June 2015 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: A novel way of getting "free" electricity
Four years ago, William Considine had enough of looking at the wasted opportunity that was his farm's range of south facing old buildings and decided to invest in a number of solar panels.
2 June 2015 News
Farmer writes: A walk in the woods
A self-professed agroforester, William Considine is glad to see increasing interest in the planting of trees on livestock and arable farms.
5 May 2015 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: Remembering a good neighbour at Christmas time
Earlier this year, William Considine's good neighbour and friend, Frank Jordan, passed away. Here, he remembers him at Christmas time.
24 December 2014 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes - we need to see our farms as a carbon bank
Wexford farmer and Agricultural Science teacher Willie Considine argues that farmers need to manage their farms as carbon banks to prevent the rise of the world's sea levels.
30 November -0001 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: Are farmers making a mistake by letting their local brands die?
Wexford farmer William Considine writes about milk losing its association with the area in which it's produced and the consequences this has for family farming.
30 November -0001 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: Vary your tractor tyre tracks to help the earthworm
William Considine, from Nicharee Farm, Duncormick, Wexford, says our soil is a dynamic complex living environment that needs more than just a dash of chemical fertilisers to enhance its productivity.
30 November -0001 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: Of piggy banks and sows ears
This week, William Considine*, discusses how to make the best of a "sow's ear" farm.
30 November -0001 Farmer Writes